Re: Re-entry over Melbourne Australia?

Tony Beresford (
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 17:36:13 +1030

At 18:17 15/01/99 , wrote:
Jake, the fact going against an Iridium flare explanation is that
Robin Whittle wrote in part in his original posting:
>From the time I first saw it, to its fade, it probably traversed 25
>degrees of my vision, in the plane of looking up at 40 degrees.
Idium flares are dont cover this much of an arc, more like  5 degrees,
so it was moving faster than an iridium satellite.
Tony Beresford
PS Robin Whittle's co-ordinates are 145.08E longitude, -37.58 latitude
from the map of melbourne on his web site